Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ makes for a great Sunday Funday for those looking for a good rock ‘n’ roll concert with many laughs thrown in between.
Comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy host the event, featuring rock band Foghat and rocker Eddie Money. It will be a fun day for the whole family, with a concourse featuring a local barbecue options and a number of festival activities, including dunk tanks, backyard games, and more, according to an event news release.
“I thought it would be kind of fun,” Larry the Cable Guy said in an interview with the Journal. “It’s a good time. Jeff and I have toured together, and we just thought it would be fun for the fans, something a little bit different.”
The event’s format will be a unexpected.
“You know, it’s a big surprise, because we like to be spontaneous,” Larry the Cable Guy said. “We want it to be fun for everybody. I don’t feel that it should be regimented. It’s either going to be a comedian and a band or a comedian, a band, or it’s going to be comedian, comedian, band. I’m literally hashing it out in my head, what would be fun for the crowd.”
The comedians might even get up there and jam with the musicians.
“I think we thought about it because Jeff and I both want to be rock stars, so I’m actually learning how to play drums,” Larry the Cable Guy said. “I’ve actually been doing it for about six months, but I’m trying to learn a couple of songs so maybe I can snake my way through a couple of tunes. Honestly, it’s a free-for-all. We’re coming just to have a good time. The crowd’s going to have a good time. They’re just going to come out and hear some good music, have some laughs.”
Larry the Cable Guy – who is best-known for his catchphrase, “Git-r-done,” and lending his voice to the character Mater in Disney’s animated movie series “Cars” – never thought “in a million years” he would be doing TV, movies and more when he was starting out.
“I had a good work ethic,” he said. “I was raised good, and I never really chased the money. I chased the opportunities, and I knew if I stuck with it long enough something would start up, something would happen. When you’re a stand-up comedian, you get so many job opportunities thrown at you because everybody likes somebody to work for them that’s outgoing and has a good sense of humor and works hard. I always knew a door would open up somewhere. I just didn’t know how, and when my stand-up started exploding, it was crazy. I just kind of took it all in stride, and I enjoyed all of it.”